Welcome to the University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program homepage. Our department offers two degree options -  the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Associate of Science in Chemistry. Both programs have been designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in Chemistry and to provide students with the tools necessary to pursue any number of post-graduation directions. In addition, we offer a minor in Chemistry to accompany a Bachelor's degree of a student's choosing.


Chemistry Academic Excellence Award Winners

The University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program recently hosted the Chemistry Academic Excellence Award scholarship competition. First place, and the winner of the full-tuition scholarship is Molly Markley from Jackson High School. Second place, and the winner of a $2000 scholarship is Savannah Fields from Rock Hill High School. Third place, and the winner of a $1000 scholarship is Alex Dixon from Vinton County High School. Congratulations to all of the awardees!

Any student who will be an entering freshman planning to major in chemistry at the University of Rio Grande was eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students from a broad geographic area applied for the scholarship, and the winners were selected based on academic performance, chemistry teacher recommendations, and interviews.


Chemistry Class of 2014

The Chemistry Program is proud to congratulate our second class of graduates. They are (from left) Jacob Dotson and Kristopher Kleski. Jacob will be entering chemical industry, while Kristopher will be continuing to study organic chemistry in graduate school. Congratulations to both of the graduates!


Rio Grande Students Present Research at State Meeting

Chemistry majors - Kristopher Kleski, Jacob Dotson, and Michael MacKnight - presented their research at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting at Walsh University recently. The junior Chemistry majors - Gavin James and Michael Parcell - also attended the meeting. Congratulations to all of you for a great meeting!


Chemistry Student Honored with School of Sciences Award

Senior Chemistry student Kris Kleski was honored during the fall semester with the School of Sciences NERD/D award. This award is given to School of Sciences students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. Past Chemistry student awardees include Sheri Marcum, Andrea Merry, and Whitney Smith. See a copy of each of their award bios. Congratulations, Kris!